Shingle blisters appear as raised bubbles on your roof. They’re common in asphalt shingles, but they can also occur on clay tiles and other roofing materials.
Continue reading to learn more about asphalt shingle blistering and the best ways to prevent it.
Causes of Shingle Blisters
The most common cause of shingle blisters is manufacturing defects. Sometimes, moisture gets trapped within the shingles while they are being manufactured. Once the shingles are installed and exposed to heat, the blisters form and affect the appearance of your roof. At this point, shingle blisters are merely a cosmetic issue. But if your roof has poor ventilation, this could worsen the circumstances and expose your shingles to more heat. This could accelerate the formation of the blisters and the deterioration of your shingles.
How to Prevent Shingle Blisters
- Proper Installation
Choose a roofer who’s qualified and certified to install your asphalt shingle roof. Ensure the roofers you choose are licensed, bonded and insured, and don’t forget to check their portfolio to know more about the quality of their work.
- Roof Inspection
Regularly inspecting your roof helps in prolonging its lifespan. It allows you to detect issues early and address problems before they turn into more extensive damage. Through regular roof inspection and maintenance, you can monitor the shingle blisters and find out when they have popped – at which point a roof replacement may be necessary.
- Regular Roof Cleaning
Cleaning your roof prevents dirt, debris and moisture buildups. Apart from heat, moisture is also one of the biggest threats to asphalt shingles. Regular roof cleaning also helps improve your home’s curb appeal.
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